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Taxonomy of the family Helodermatidae
Bibliography of the genus Heloderma
Biodiversity of the genus Heloderma








Genus
Heloderma

Beaded Lizards

Krustenechsen

Gift°gler

1829 Trachyderma Wiegmann [not Trachyderma Gravenhorst 1829 (Insecta: Hymenoptera), not Trachyderma Latreille 1829 (Insecta: Coleoptera)] (type species: Trachyderma horridum Wiegmann 1829; syn. Mertens 1963)
1829 Heloderma Wiegmann [substitute name for Trachyderma Wiegmann 1829]

Contents: 5 species, of which 3 (60.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: USA, Mexico, Guatemala.
Reported from: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas), USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah).

Heloderma alvarezi

Black Beaded Lizard, Chiapan Beaded Lizard, Rio Grijalva Beaded Lizard

Schwarze Krustenechse

Sort Vorte°gle

1956 Heloderma horridum alvarezi Bogert & Del Campo
Heloderma alvarezi Reiserer, Schuett & Beck 2013

Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca).


Heloderma charlesbogerti

Guatemalan Beaded Lizard, Motagua Valley Beaded Lizard

Guatemalische Krustenechse

Guatemalansk Vorte°gle

1988 Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti Campbell & Vannini
Heloderma charlesbogerti Reiserer, Schuett & Beck 2013

Distribution: Guatemala.


Heloderma exasperatum

Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

N÷rdliche Krustenechse

Nordlig Vorte°gle

1956 Heloderma horridum exasperatum Bogert & Del Campo
Heloderma exasperatum Reiserer, Schuett & Beck 2013

Remarks: Not listed for Sinaloa by Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2020).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, Sonora).


Heloderma exasperatum
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Heloderma horridum

West Mexican Beaded Lizard, Mexican Beaded Lizard, Escorpion

Skorpion-Krustenechse

Vestmexicansk Vorte°gle

1829 Trachyderma horridum Wiegmann
Heloderma horridum Wiegmann 1829
1834 Heloderma hernandesii Wiegmann (Mertens 1963)

Remarks: Previously included alvarezi, charlesbogerti, and exasperatum.
Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas).


Heloderma horridum
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Heloderma suspectum

Gila Monster

Gila-Krustenechse

Gila°gle

1869 Heloderma suspectum Cope
1956 Heloderma suspectum cinctum Bogert & Del Campo

Other common names:
cinctum: Banded Gila Monster
suspectum: Reticulate Gila Monster
Distribution: Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah).


Heloderma suspectum
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